Ever run into Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone? Changing the IP Address on an iPhone is often a way to fix your Wi-Fi.
Note: this will only work depending on the configuration of DHCP setup of the wireless router
- On your iPhone, open the Settings app and select “Wi-Fi”
- Enable your Wi-Fi and make sure it connects to your router
- After your Wi-Fi has connected, click on the blue icon next to the Wi-Fi signal
- Scroll all the way down to the bottom and select “Renew Lease” and give your iPhone a few seconds to communicate with your router
- If your IP address starts with “169.X.X.X” there is likely something incorrect with your Wi-Fi. Otherwise, open Safari and enjoy exploring the Internet
Another way to manually change your IP Address:
- Tap on “Configure IP” and select “Manual”
- Typically an IP address starts with 192.168.1.XXX. In the X you are able to choose any number between 2 to 200 (Unless you have multiple devices connected. Say, you have ten devices connected, you will have to give the X area of the IP address a number between 2 to 11 because you have ten different devices and the router counts as the first device; therefore you will have eleven devices)
- To fill in the rest of the information under “IP Address” just go back to the DHCP screen and fill in the same Subnet Mask, Router, and DNS that appears
- Then go back to the main page and the manual IP address should automatically save.